European Economic Area (EEA)

The European Economic Area (EEA) was established on 1 January 1994 and includes countries which are not part of the European Union.

On 1 April 2013, NHS England became responsible for administering the application process for PATIENTS seeking funding for healthcare in other European countries; see the NHS England website at: European cross border healthcare.

For a list of European Economic Area countries relating to Department of Health and Social Care and NHS Overseas Visitors policy, see the: